Valle dell'Acate 2016 'Zagra' Grillo, Sicilia Bianco DOC

Valle dell'Acate 2016 'Zagra' Grillo, Sicilia Bianco DOC

Item Number: 11052

UPC: 8-002621000102

Country: Italy
Region: Sicily
Sub Region: Sicily
Appellation/AVA: Sicilia DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Grillo
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandy-clay

Aging: Zagra Grillo ages for 4 months in steel tanks and at least 4 months in bottle.

Tasting Notes: Zagra Grillo is sourced from vineyards located along the coast, where the soil has a sandy-clay structure. The soil is relatively light, imbuing the wines with freshness and complex scents. The bouquet is complex with distinctive aromas of white flowers and minerals. The wine has great structure and persistence with strong flavor and acidity. It is reminiscent of a very expressive Pinot Gris. Try this wine with seafood, fried fish, vegetables, tempura dishes, and other starters.

About the Estate: Today, the wine estate is run by Gaetana Jacono, representing the sixth generation. With the same love that tied her ancestors to the vines, along with marked entrepreneurial insight, Gaetana has devoted herself to the production of Sicilian DOC and IGT wines - a production that has earned great recognition on the international scene.

About Sicily: With its intense southern sunshine, Sicily’s wines are deep-colored and high-strength. For much of the century, the focus was on quantity, but the nineties brought a shift toward quality, and more investment from the north. And it’s a boon for everyone that the wines have begun living up to their potential: with mountainous terrain and poor (i.e., vine-friendly) soil, intense summer heat, and low rainfall, their potential is legion. Add to the mix a range of native grapes with real personality–Catarrato, Inzolia, Grillo, Nero d’Avola, Frappato, Perricone, and Nerello Mascalese–and you have a unique wine producing region that is making huge strides on the international scene. DOC (Denominazione d’Origine Controllata) wines are less common than the IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica).

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (9/14/2017)

    Pale straw. Clean fresh and deep aromas of grapefruit, sage and fennel complicate notes of white peach apple and pear; strikes me as a very complex nose. Then rich, dense and suave but very well delineated and vibrant on the long, juicy and mineral back end. 100% Grillo grown on clay-sandy soils near the sea, this is a knockout wine, one of the best I have tasted from Valle dell’Acate in recent times.